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Climber Dies in Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park

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A climber making an ascent of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park died in a fall of roughly 800 feet Friday, according to park officials.

Two climbing rangers witnessed the fall about 8 a.m. while on the Yellow Wall route on the Diamond of Longs Peak. The climber fell down the North Chimney Route from Broadway Ledge to Mills Glacier, a release from the park said.

The rangers reached the man’s body at 10:00 a.m. The body was was flown to a helispot in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of the park at 2:10 p.m. and the body was then transferred to the Boulder County Coroner.

Park officials were trying to identify the climber.

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